web server for private lan

March 30, 2009 at 06:18:05
Specs: Windows XP
hi ppl
i live in university hostel which accomodates
about 2000 comps on lan [100 mbps]
i want to host a blog for discussing campus
activities over the lan [not on web]
i have the idea of basic networking n can
create my own html pages
so wat are my options
1.can i use apache
2.dont want to use wordpress......

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#1
March 30, 2009 at 06:49:19
You can use Apache, in fact I would recommend you use Apache. Set up your web as you would normally but just don't configure it for outside access.

Bear in mind though that if you want to use PHP then Apache doesn't come with PHP facilities built in but it can be added on with third party software. Apache has facilities to use Pearl built in.

Stuart


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#2
March 30, 2009 at 07:02:56
thanx for the reply
can i configure the server on dynamic ip my network admin
allows only dynamic ip to browse the net

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#3
March 30, 2009 at 08:45:39
you can use a dyndns.com account and client, you need to client software running on your pc.

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#4
March 30, 2009 at 08:48:23
If you mean dynamic LAN addreses then you are going to need at least one static IP addres for the web server other wise people wont be able to connect to it.

If the compter hosting the web site is only used for that then it shouldn't be a problem. Anyway, static or dynmaic IP addresses on the LAN wont make any difference when it comes to browsing the Internet - nobody ever sees it. With 2000 computers on the netwrok there is going to be at least one router between your computer and the outside world.

Stuart


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#5
March 30, 2009 at 12:19:48
ya it wont be a problem thanx 4r the quick reply guyz
hope my server will be up soon

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#6
March 30, 2009 at 13:09:07
>> you can use a dyndns.com account and client, you need to client software running on your pc <<

Actually Andy you don't need the client software to use dyndns. Most home routers have dynamic DNS facilities built in, even then it can be done manually.

However, as the OP is only using his web on the internal network he doesn't need a dynamic DNS service, unless he wants to run one himself within the LAN which would be a bit of overkill.

Stuart


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